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Rocket Software, Inc. Vice President, Software Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Job Description Summary:

The VP of Software Engineering is responsible for leading several teams of developers that design software. You would draw upon your extensive experience building, leading, and mentoring a high performing product development team. You will have the experience of supporting products in a multi-site production environment and building the processes that balance the tactical needs with the strategic. It is important that you have both strong technical background and strong leadership skills. You have experience evolving the software development process through rapid growth by building a culture of accountability with clearly defined processes that build alignment and thorough training that facilitates mentoring.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Build and foster a culture of engineering excellence and accountability capable of producing best-in-class engineering products with a focus on team, quality, agility, trust, and timely delivery

  • Drive modern engineering principles and practices by implementing relevant techniques, processes, and best practices

  • Establish and maintain metrics, goals, and quality standards

  • Form partnerships with key functions and senior leaders from across the organization

  • Collaborate on key architectural decisions and design considerations

  • Track and manage key metrics like system costs, team and product performance and business KPIs

  • Develop and mentor upcoming leaders and key engineers

Required Qualifications:

  • 15+ years managing leaders of software engineering teams in software products

  • Demonstrated history of leadership with the ability to drive the recruitment, development, and performance of a world-class distributed engineering team

  • Excellent technical communication skills and the ability to effectively inform all levels of the organization

  • Ability to form and articulate a strategy for platform modernization along with cultivating the buy-in necessary to execute

  • Experience leading a domestic and globally distributed engineering team

  • Track record of effectively aligning engineering practices with organizational strategy to deliver business results

  • Technical experience running software on mainframe is preferred

  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to attract and retain top engineering talent

  • Able to partner with key stakeholders, including: Executives, Product Management, Customer Success, Marketing, Sales, and Customers

  • Ability to manage budgets and make financial decisions to maintain expense controls within a growing business required

  • Ability to break down a strategic roadmap into a focused series of wins that the team can rally around.

  • Ability to identify multiple solutions to problems and choose the right one for the situation

  • Proven experience to streamline processes and automate to maximum efficiency

  • Technical experience with Cloud and Data integration software

The base salary range for this role is $213,433.67 - $266,792.17 /year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


What Rocket Software can offer you in USA:

Extensive paid time off programs (paid holidays, sick, and unlimited vacation time)

Healthcare coverage options to fit you (and your family’s) needs

Retirement savings, with matching contributions by Rocket Software

Life and disability coverage

Leadership and skills training opportunities

Two paid work days for off-site training

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Thousands of companies around the world depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extending the value of these assets to take advantage of cloud and mobile computing, advanced analytics, and other future innovations. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, Rocket solutions power the back-end systems that thousands of brands interact with every day. At Rocket, software has always been about people—not just ones and zeroes. We’re people solving problems for other people, and we strive to treat our customers, partners, and fellow Rocketeers with humanity. Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with 31 offices around the world.